Was a Top Russian General Involved in the Downing of Flight 17 in Ukraine?

The debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, July 17, 2014 (AP photo by Dmitry Lovetsky).
The debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, July 17, 2014 (AP photo by Dmitry Lovetsky).

If revelations that a top Russian intelligence chief was reportedly involved in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine didn’t make it to the top of your newsfeed this week, amid all the coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, don’t worry. You’re probably not alone. But it is bombshell news that could expose more of the inner workings of Russia’s expansive security agencies. The Kremlin has consistently denied allegations that Russian intelligence operatives supported the separatist group that shot down Flight 17 over Ukraine’s embattled Donbass region. But on Tuesday, open-source investigators at Bellingcat identified Col. Gen. […]

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